Hello all. I just thought I would pop a post on here as I feel I might have Endometriosis but I am having no luck with my GP actually helping me with my problem and I am hoping to receive some advice / support here. I have been suffering from irregular bleeding for quite some time - however - being on the injection (contraceptive) I understand this causes problems with periods. I find sex very painful at times and some positions are just a no go! I am now experiencing pain constantly in my lower stomach and lower back, especially if I have eaten a lot or if I need to go to the toilet
My husband has also commented that I seem quite depressed - (I haven't wanted to mention it - but I have been feeling very down and lathargic) which is very unlike me as I am a very outgoing and active person. I have also in the past three weeks had very bad hip pain - almost like siatica and this occurs when I have been sat down for about 15-30 minutes. I am a massage therapist so understand all my muscles and ligaments but the exercises I do for siatica don't seem to be helping.
I have been to the doctors with this problems 10 times in the past 4 months, my smear and STI checks came back negative..so they could rule them out. In January - I had a 5 week period, as my GP put it 'you were probably spotting' - unfortunately I was wearing tampons and pads for 5 weeks!! (Thats a lot of spotting to me!)
In April me and my husband had sex and afterwards I bled a few blood clots - about four - some were the size of a 5p coin, and one was about the size of a £2 coin. After this - for three days I was in constant pain in my lower stomach and ever since then I have had some sort of pain that is always lurking. It have bled after sex for about a year, but never had blood clots before this.
I went for a ultrasound yesterday at my local hospital - both external and internal. When she did the external ultrasound I was in a lot of pain - whether or not that was because I was close to bursting my bladder I am not sure but I found it hugely uncomfortable. When I had to go and empty my bladder for the internal I noticed I was bleeding...I mentioned this to the radiographer but she didn't say anything, I also found the internal quite painful but not as much as when I had my smear.
To cut a long story short - they found nothing - I broke down on the couch because all my tests are coming back negative - which is a good thing I know as I can obviously cross out ovarian cancer etc. But I am so frustrated that I am not getting any answers. I left the hospital crying my eyes out as I honestly thought I would get some sort of answer.
Can anyone here possibly advise me on what to do next as I know when I go to my GP and tell her they found nothing on my ultrasound scan she is probably going to say 'Some women just have to live with bleeding and pain' (she said that to me before which hugely irratated me - no woman or man should have to put up with this pain)
I thank-you in advance for your replies.